Racial Domination, Racial Progress

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RACIAL DOMINATION, RACIAL PROGRESS PAPER The most common fallacies that are present in my family are the individualistic and fixed fallacies. I would like to give credit to our family for not falling for the tokenistic or legalistic fallacy( just because it is going to be negative from here on), but on the other hand, have we truly given the importance deserved to all the historical racial background to avoid falling for the ahistorical fallacy? I think more reflection is needed to comprehend the social composition of the US today and it is extremely necessary to prevent the ahistorical fallacy. Now that I’ve thought about it, I think falling for the individualistic fallacy is not taking account our historical background so it also implies (if to a lesser degree) falling for the ahistorical fallacy. By not taking into account the historical precedents we are reducing the weight of racism and believing it is only based on prejudice on the individual level, something that I believe happens in my family. My father has always been proud to say that “I am not a racist because I never did anything racist towards anybody and have avoided that as much as possible; I have made an effort to treat people of others races with the upmost respect and disapprove of others who do not do so”. So I would think “yes, he is not racist and those other people are racists” According to the book, these are textbook procedures and it also stresses the importance of intentionality, something we have fallen for too. My father and myself would think “I have never intentionally committed a racist act so I am not racist and those who do so are racists” Again, these are textbook attitudes; but, what about the non intentional actions? We hide on the aspect of intentionality to make ourselves believe we are not racist but there are many other actions or beliefs that are implying bias and
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